- The Breaking Point (1950 film)
Infobox Film | name =The Breaking Point
caption =movie poster
writer =Ernest Hemingway (novel "To Have and Have Not")
John Garfield Patricia Neal
September 30, 1950 (U.S. premiere)
runtime = 97 min
language = English
imdb_id = 0042281
"The Breaking Point" is the second film adaptation of the
Ernest Hemingwaynovel " To Have and Have Not". The film, directed by Michael Curtiz, is considered more faithful to the novel than the 1940s version starring Humphrey Bogart.
Garfield plays Harry Morgan a penniless fishing hire proprietor whose business is on the skids and whose family is feeling the economic pinch. He begins to work with a shady lawyer who persuades him to run illegal immigrants into California. When this goes wrong he comes even more under the influence of the lawyer who blackmails him into helping the escape of a gang of crooks who pull a racetrack heist.
The Gun Runners", a 1958 film directed by Don Siegel, is the second remakeof "To Have and Have Not" ( 1944) and stars Audie Murphyin the Bogart/Garfield role and Everett Sloanein Walter Brennan's part as the alcoholic sidekick, although Sloane's interpretation was less overtly comedic than Brennan's.
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